Handling Human Rights Issues in Tech Supply Chains

Guest Post By John Kloosterman and Michael Congiu The electronics and information communications technology (ICT) industries are ever-prevalent today, and depending on your point of view, they have either profoundly connected or polarized our world. Like it or not, we rely on these devices every day at work and in our personal lives. Global businesses are always looking for the most … [Read more...]

Brexit’s Cascading Impact on Global Trade

By Hannah Kain, President and CEO, ALOM We have all gotten used to simply hitting the “buy” button on a shopping cart and then expect our order to arrive shortly thereafter. We hardly pay any attention to the origin of the shipment, and sometimes we may be surprised to see where it comes from. Businesses and governments have been focused on how to facilitate goods crossing borders with minimal … [Read more...]

Tesla’s Supply Chain Charging Up to Meet Demand

When electric-car manufacturer Tesla announced it was releasing a lower-cost Model 3 in March, excited consumers lined up in droves for the chance to make reservations for these iconic autos. The Model 3 will retail around US$35,000 before tax credits, and is not expected to be released until 2017 at the earliest. Tesla has received about 325,000 orders for the Model 3, but now comes the tough … [Read more...]

Young Talent Recognized in 2016’s 30 Under 30 Program

Who's who in up-and-coming supply management talent? To find out, one only need take a look at the newly announced list of 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars. This year's list was released on February 29 by ThomasNet and Institute for Supply Management, recognizing some of today's top supply management talent. Founded in 2014, the list is compiled annually to call attention to the achievements … [Read more...]

ISM Indirect 2015 Conference Highlights

When it comes to being indispensable as a procurement professional, it's key to be considered a trusted resource. That was one of the common takeaways during today's presentations at ISM Indirect 2015. We're in warm Orlando, Florida at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort to soak up as much information about indirect procurement best practices as possible. (Soaking up the sun in true Florida fashion … [Read more...]

Inside Supply Management is Now on Twitter

The editorial staff of Inside Supply Management® is quite happy to announce the launch of our dedicated Twitter page. Find us at @ISM_Magazine and follow us to be the first to know about new blog posts, exclusive magazine content open to everyone, and the latest news and retweets from our supply management partners. Look, it's our first tweet: We're on Twitter! Today, Inside Supply … [Read more...]

New List Ranks University Research Output and SM Journals

Which universities produce and publish the most supply chain management research? The newly-released SCM Journal List™ will rank universities around the world annually, based on their published research output over the past five years. This new list is expected to help industry and recruiting efforts, says Arizona State University in a recent press release, because "leading business schools should … [Read more...]

Alan Mulally and Susan Cain to Speak at ISM2016

Institute for Supply Management® (ISM) is proud to announce its keynote speakers for ISM2016, taking place May 15-18, 2016 in Indianapolis. Alan Mulally, former CEO of Ford Motor Company, and Susan Cain, author of QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, will share their insights with attendees at the world’s largest conference geared to supply management … [Read more...]

How Did You Get Started in Supply Management?

In the November/December 2015 issue of Inside Supply Management®, a panel of supply management practitioners share their thoughts about the profession, how to best add value to one's organization, and what companies can do to attract and retain young employees. Most supply management professionals come from a range of backgrounds, and the panelists in our article, "Through the Eyes of the Next … [Read more...]

Nominate 30 Under 30 Rising Stars by October 30

It's October 1, and the clock is ticking. If there is a young (30 or under) supply management professional that deserves recognition for the contributions and talent he or she lends to your organization, nominate them now for 2016's "30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars." This unique recognition program from ThomasNet® and Institute for Supply Management® was launched last year and attracted a … [Read more...]